We will be in Ireland for 4 days in early October. Although the 1st and 4th days will be spent in Dublin, we’d like to spend days 2 & 3 in a smaller town. (We’ve been to Dublin before). Any suggestions for a charming smaller town to stay in for 2 days? We will not have a car. Thanks!
Easy by train would be Kilkenny. Kinsale would be further away, you would take the train to Cork then a one hour bus ride, but the buses are frequent.
Waterford or Wexford
You can reach Howth or Dun Laoghaire via DART from Dublin. They’re both usually considered day trips, but you could likely justify spending two leisurely days at either.